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Tesla Motors is adding a couple of hundred charging stations by 2015 that will be able to provide power even if the national grid goes down, according to CEO Elon Musk.
The proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui International is unlikely to change pork-buying habits of American consumers.
A former Microsoft executive plans to create the first US marijuana brand, kicking off his Seattle-based business by acquiring medical cannabis dispensaries in three states.
The growing number of retirees selling their pensions for cash is raising major concerns and drawing increased scrutiny for what some are calling unfair lending practices.
Technical majors head the highest-paid list for the Class of 2013, according to a report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
The Chinese walls on Wall Street separating investment banking business from analysis, may be crumbling.
After the banking crisis, oil prices are the next threat to the euro zone, analysts told CNBC, arguing that prices will rise once the shale oil revolution in the U.S. dies down.
Even as the economy keeps chugging along, headwinds from federal budget cuts are expected to blow harder later this year.
The housing market continues to squeak out gains, with signed contracts to buy existing homes up in April, the National Association of Realtors reported.
Japan's public pension fund - a pool of over $1 trillion - is considering a change to its portfolio strategy that could allow its investment in domestic stocks to grow with a rallying market, according to people familiar with the deliberations.
For months Japan's domestic investors have defied expectations that they would pile cash into overseas assets in a big way. Now, with U.S. Treasury yields above 2 percent for the first time in over a year, the lure may be just too strong.
New York police said two anonymous letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin.
CNET founder and tech investor Halsey Minor has seen his personal tech boom go bust: He's filed for bankruptcy.
A strain of genetically engineered wheat never approved for sale or consumption was sprouting on a farm in Oregon, the Agriculture Department said Wednesday.
Cisco doesn't want to completely nullify Microsoft's Skype deal, but it does want some changes to the deal, said Cisco's Chairman and CEO John Chambers on CNBC's Closing Bell.
Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International Holdings is buying Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion.
The job market and overall economy may be improved enough in a few months to allow the Federal Reserve to pare its bond buying somewhat, one of its policymakers said Wednesday.
The biggest piece of new information that Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped last night at the D11 conference was his latest big hire.
A sharp rise in mortgage rates means it may already be too late for many homeowners to benefit from a refi. At the same time, it is pushing some renters off the fence.
Although Apple CEO Tim Cook did not whisper any secrets at the D11 conference, he did drop some hints that people can use to guess where Apple is heading.